Extra-mural Activities

The After School Club programme offered allows our students to grow and development outside of the school curriculum.

Extra Curricular activities build confidence in children and encourage them to form  friendships beyond their classmates and  learn to work and be part of a team.

Our selection is varied and includes academic, cultural and sporting clubs.

The cost of the clubs is detailed below. All prices are subject to change Termly.

  • Interschool Basketball with Coach Cele (Free)
  • Karate with Sensei Brad ( R700/ Term)
  • Abacus Maths with Althea (R800+ /Term)
  • Private piano lessons with Mr de Lange (Price on request)
  • Catrobatkidz (R350/Term)
  • Coding Club (R350/Term)
  • Baking Club
  • Chess and Games Club (Free)
  • Soccer Club (R350/Term)
  • Art Club (R500/ Term)
  • Yoga Club (R500/Term)

All Teachers hosting clubs have a valid police clearance and are qualified to teach their respective clubs.

Details of each club make be found below:

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Art club is open to all age groups and the main aim is to instill a love for art in the children. We use a variety of art materials and the emphasis is on experimentation. There is always room for the children to find their own expression in the classes.

We look at how to use different kinds of paint, drawing skills, paper construction, sculpture, doll and puppet making. These classes also enable the children to continue their creativity at home. Many of the materials we use are recycled or can be found around the home. This makes art accessible and affordable!

Sensei Bradley Korras is from SA JKA and children who wan to compete at national level can do so via him.

True karate is based on Bushido. In true karate, the body, mind and spirit—the whole person—must be developed simultaneously. Through kihon, kumite and kata we learn to control our movements. But more importantly, we learn to give up control too. We can perform the techniques without thinking about them, and remain focused without having to concentrate on any one thing. In essence, the body remembers how to move and the mind remembers how to be still.

This harmonious unity of mind and body is intensely powerful. Even the greatest physical strength and skill are no match for the power of wholeness.

The result of true karate is natural, effortless action, and the confidence, humility, openness and peace only possible through perfect unity of mind and body. This is the core teaching of Zen, the basis of Bushido, and the basis of the JKA’s karate philosophy.

Contact details:

SA JKA KARATE EDENVALE
Sensei: Bradley Korras
Address: Trinity Presbyterian Church, Cnr St David & Rembrandt Road Elma Park
Tel: 082 926 9517
Email: brad@karate.co.za

Abacus Maths is a South African based organisation with international ties to Soroban Associations in Japan.  Abacus Maths teaches children how to use the Japanese Abacus also called the Soroban to develop a love for Maths. We partner with enthusiastic parents and embrace our responsibilities making children count. With the use of this ancient instrument - the Japanese Abacus - children from the age of 4 are taught how to calculate sums mentally in just a few seconds.

Contact Details:
Althea Mafulu
Tel:  074 582 9998 
Email: Althea@abacusmaths.co.za
Website: https://za.abacusmaths.co.za

 

Catrobatkidz Ekurhuleni

Balance - Body Awareness - Co-ordination - Gross Locomotor Skills - Fine Motor Skills – Flexibility - Muscle & Core Strength - Rhythm & Timing - Spatial Relationships - Creative Movement – Ball Skills

We help young children develop basic movement skills to increase their school readiness and their academic and sporting success in the future. We also inspire them to build a strong foundation to make healthy choices in every facet of their lives so they can look forward to a healthy and active lifestyle, and overall well-being, which they can build on for the rest of their days.

Contact Details:

Website: www.catrobatkidz.com

Blossom in Yoga – Prem Yoga!

Is a creative and fun approach to yoga, developing a healthy body and a calm, clear mind.

I’m Nisha Desai and I currently teach yoga to adult and children.

Yoga at St James is a part of the Reception Phase curriculum and is also offered as a club. Classes involve:

  • A series of postures to improve balance, coordination, develop strength, flexibility and body awareness.
  • Breathing exercises to improve concentration, focus, develop self-control and help connect him/her with their feelings. The exercises bring them into the present moment and help them to access inner peace and calm.
  • Games and partner poses to develop patience, mindfulness, compassion, leadership and other social/emotional skills.
  • Relaxation techniques to help calm the body and mind, and improve sleep.

Our coding club incorporates a block coding programming approach using Scratch and Snap!

The students don’t only have lots of fun while learning but also develop their thinking and problem-solving skills; improve on their creativity and develop resilience.  Program creation includes animations, geometry patterns, interactive art, games and so much more.

(Coordinated by Mr Jones – St James teacher)

Baking involves all sorts of skills - weighing, measuring, calculating, proportioning and patience. 

Each recipe that we use at St James is eggless, and each child has their very own baking box containing their own mixing bowls, mixing spoons, measuring spoons and cups as well as other utensils that are required to complete the weekly session. 

Bake Club takes place 8 weeks of the term.  Children take home their prepared items to enjoy with their family.

Our soccer club moves beyond the soccer field and teaches students not only about the game with its fitness, discipline, and techniques involved; but has additional focus on team work, confidence and team building, and physical and social development. 

A general practice includes warm up drills, fitness and stretch exercises, skill development drills, ball movement drills and a soccer match which puts everything learnt into practice.

(Coordinated by Mr Jones – St James teacher)